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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Promising Young Conservative Running in Primary


The Republican Primary is coming up in just two weeks, Tuesday, May 4. We have a bright, wholesome, new face in conservative Dan Soucek running in the primary. It occurred to me that by giving this young man his start, we could be the beginning of the political future of a promising young conservative. Therefore, I hope you will take a look at him and think about what I said. Dan Soucek

Early voting has begun in three locations Board of Elections Office – 842 W. King Street, Boone, NC
Agricultural Conference Center – 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC
Multicultural Center, Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian
State University Campus, Boone, NC

Other counties will be found on: Early voting

If you wait until May 4 and don't know your voting place you can contact the Board of Elections Board of Elections

24 comments:

Honest Debate said...

Thanks Blogger. I was thinking it would be a good idea to devote some attention to the upcoming primaries on our blog. Alas, I have not done my homework, at least to the extent required. You've helped me as a voter and a blogger.

Johnny Rico said...

I met Souchek when he conducted a community meeting in Watauga County a couple years back. He is pro-second amendment, believes illegal aliens should be in Mexico, and is a nice guy. Pretty well educated too - A West Point graduate.

Johnny Rico

Reader said...

Dan will get my vote, as will many conservatives. You know, I think I'm gonna vote straight ticket. Enough of the liberals in office, I know Guy doesn't agree.

guy faulkes said...

I agree there should be no liberals in office. This includes Republicans and does not necessarily exclude Democrats.

Honest Debate said...

Reader and Guy,

Interesting dilemma. I think it makes more sense to vote by party if the office is National. The more local the election the less party matters. Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate seem to me to be crucial. Even the Maine RINO women have held their ground and been very helpful to the cause by doing so. The local police chief needs to be good for the community and if that's the case it makes little difference what party he or she belongs to.

I've been thinking about the "lessor of two evils" argument. Guy, are you still vacillating on whether to vote for Virginia Foxx if she wins the primary? I understand your hesitation over the land deal. My point is twofold. First, she is not evil so it's really a matter of degree. Secondly, in regards to other candidates, if you do agree with a candidate 100% and support them 100% but there are one or two controversial issues that others may object to would it be your hope that they would vote for their own "lessor of two evils"?

Reader said...

HD, I think the conservative candidates are getting the point. If they don't "get it", they will. I don't agree with anyone 100%. All I ask is to be a moral person and if you can't or won't, then you won't be able to return.

Dan attends the same church as I do and I think he is a moral person. If he decides to change down the road, he wont' be getting another vote. I don't live in Blowing Rock, so I'm not as involved as Guy with what Virginia did. If this happened in Boone, then I might have a change of heart. Guy, have you talked with her about it?

Honest Debate said...

"All I ask is to be a moral person and if you can't or won't, then you won't be able to return." -Reader

That's really the bottom line Reader. No one knows what the future will bring and every situation has it's very own set of circumstances and variables. Add to that the temptations, undo influences and power. There's also the matter of trust. Without a moral compass it's easy to get lost.

guy faulkes said...

I will vote against Foxx in the primary, but for her in the general election, if she wins the primary. I do not even consider this voting for the lesser of two evils in the general election. Foxx has proven she is good, but the land deal convinced me there may be someone better.

Burr is another matter. The decision of whether he gets my vote is going to be made after what he says about his part of the land deal when he speaks at the Grassroots North Carolina dinner being held at the same time as the NRA convention in Charlotte.

I do not trust easily anymore. I have been stabbed in the back to many times. I once saw a poster in a muzzle loading rifle store that said "Love many. Trust few. Always paddle your own canoe." That has become my creed.

Johnny Rico said...

Foxx doesn't get my vote eithe way. The sheer deviousness of her and Whitener's approach to treating sportspersons in Blowing Rock was something to behold. Leading the electorate on until the bill was proposed and then dissolving all contact with them was reprehensible to say the least. She needs to feel the sting of pissed off voters. Notice how she never mentions the land trade these days. Independent Jeff Smith from N. Wilkesboro gets my vote.

Johnny Rico

Liberal POV said...

Guy

It seem a politicans has an easy time with getting your vote. They can be corrupt, dishonest, scumbags supporting bad public policy as long as they vote with the gun lobby.

Don't hurt yourself thinking.

HD

Here's the lazy thinking that makes up 20% of the hard core Republican Party on one issue.

Honest Debate said...

"Don't hurt yourself thinking." -LiberalPOV

It doesn't hurt, you should try it.

Liberal POV said...

HD

As a Rush cultist how would you know?

guy faulkes said...

Since you bring the subject up again, Liberalproverrbs18:2, how about giving us the benefit of your thinking on the gun questions. Start with your statements about military weapons not being acceptable, but hunting weapons being so. Explain the difference in the power of a .223 (standard military round) and a 6.5 millimeter. What makes the .223 not legitimate in your eyes when the other round is larger and more powerful? How does an AR15 function differently from any other semi-automatic? What is the difference in a sniper rifle and a deer rifle? Explain the Miller vs. the U.S. ruling of 1938 in which the Supreme Court said that standard military weapons were protected under the Constitution. Explain the Heller vs. the U.S. in which the Supreme Court ruled the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right such as freedom of speech or religion. Explain the Jim Crow gun laws. Use the video No Guns for Negroes as a base for discussion of these laws.

I have waited for months for the benefit of your thinking to no avail. It is probably useless as you do not think. You drink your Kool Aid and chant La La La La La as your masters tell you to do. You do not have either the courage or the knowledge to back up what you say. Cretins like you make the gun lobby a necessity.

Honest Debate said...

"As a Rush cultist how would you know?"

Lame comeback Lib.

Blogger said...

Rico Do you always write off someone when they do 100 things right and one thing wrong?

The non-partisan magazine National Journal ranked Dr. Foxx the most conservative member of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation and more conservative than 91.3 percent of all House members. She was also one of just 38 Republicans to score a 100 percent approval rating from the American Conservative Union.

This 2010 election may turn out to be the most important in your lifetime. We must take back our country before it is too late.

We are very lucky to be able to be one of those districts sending a true conservative to Washington. If you don't vote for her, you are voting for Obama and his agenda.

guy faulkes said...

Blogger, I have to disagree. Once a politician has done something that causes one to lose his trust in them, it is up to the politician to do something that regains said trust.

Not voting for Foxx is not a vote for Obama or his agenda. It is a decision that she does not deserve support. A vote for Obama or his agenda is exactly that. Not voting does not support either.

In my opinion, if Rico feels Foxx crossed the line of trust, Rico is both morally and ethically obligated not to vote for her. The 100 things she has done right may not be as important to Rico as the evident duplicity in her conduct in the land trade matter.

Foxx has not yet reached that point for me, but she might. As I said before, her support of the trade does not bother me nearly as much as her conduct in supporting it. I find this conduct very disturbing and akin to the Tea Parties being ignored. The public was not given a chance for input. This may have been a one time occurrence. If not, I will join Rico.

I have already stated that as far as I am concerned the lesser of two evils is not a viable choice. I prefer an enemy I can trust to oppose me to a "friend" that will stab me in the back.

We cannot take back our country by being false to our principles.

Blogger said...

I have always believed the best way to judge a person is to see if there is a pattern to their misbehavior. One time does not constitute a pattern.

guy faulkes said...

Blogger, you are correct in that one time does not indicate a pattern. However, it does indicate a warning.

Blogger said...

Hannity just said what I am saying. This midterm election is the most important election in our lifetime. The stakes have never been higher.

I already know Virginia Foxx’s track record. I feel so blessed to live among people whose love of country led them to find and to send to Washington a fighter. When I cast my vote for Foxx I will be able to tell myself that I did all that is in my power to strike a blow against the Pelosi–Obama machine.

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

"Hannity just said what I am saying. This midterm election is the most important election in our lifetime."

We had that election in 2008 and Obama won!

guy faulkes said...

Liberalproverbs18:2 may be correct about the importance of the 2008 election. It will take years to recover from the ruination of the country caused by the Obama administration.

Blogger said...

Guy Faulkes Guy, I can’t stop thinking about your statement: “Not voting does not support either.” I have a lot of respect for you, but here we differ. Most people believe that because Republican voters sat out the 2006 election, they voted. Now we have a disaster which may take years to repair. Not voting is a vote; especially when the fellow on the other side does vote.

In the 5th district, no one is being asked to compromise their conservative principles, which is what this election is all about. If they were, then I could see taking a stand on principle. For me the stakes are way, way, way, too high to get this wrong.

guy faulkes said...

As I said, I am in all likelihood going to vote for Foxx in the general election because she is probably going to win the primary. However, If she pulls another stunt like she did with keeping the public in the dark over the land trade, I will never support her again. If someone does not deserve my support, he or she is not going to get it. Again, as I said before her actual vote on the land trade does not upset me nearly as much as her methods did in this case. I will not vote for someone I think will stab me in the back.

In a way you are correct when you say people voted when they did not vote a party line in 2006. They "voted" for what they believed in by not doing so rather than the lesser of two evils. This is one of the precursors to the Tea Party movement and is admirable in my opinion. Things will never get better until politicians are held accountable for their actions. This may mean that we are sometimes forced to rebuild out of the ashes.

Blogger said...

Another reason to vote for Foxx. Liberal POV endorses her:
"Its the conservatives that will turn most of Americans to the Democrats to avoid the extremist that now control the Republican party like Ms Foxx."